Create the kind of family partnerships that improve reading outcomes.

Partner with Abound

Everyone knows that children need to build skills beyond the school day to become successful readers. But families don’t understand their roles, and don’t know how to support children’s skill growth.

It’s time for family partnerships to make a difference for kids.

Three key benefits for participating schools
and parents in 2021

  • Access to a full year of daily content within the Abound app (iOS and android) for parents, caregivers, teachers and administrators;
  • Workshops for parents and teachers by an expert in the science of reading instruction, including:
    • Professional development for teachers and administrators;
    • An informative presentation for parents on what it takes for a child to read well and their roles/what to do at home
  • A weekly classroom newsletter insert to support ongoing family efforts and maximize the impact for children.

And the best part? All of this is delivered for only $3.00 per family.

Here’s what teachers and administrators are saying about their experience with Abound

“This partnership has provided a meaningful opportunity to collaborate with families in a substantive manner. The approach is powerful because Abound helps parents better understand what it takes to become a strong reader, while also inspiring quick, enjoyable and engaging ways to support their young children’s literacy development at home. Unlike any other tool that is available, Abound has the unique potential to establish a true partnership between families and educators around reading development.”

–Sharon Ryan, M.Ed, PK–2 Literacy & Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator, Acton-Boxborough Regional School District

“This was the workshop almost unanimously brought to my attention in recent faculty conversations; the results of new practices were discussed with interest and enthusiasm. You can provide the most compelling professional development in the world, but if it doesn’t move teachers to innovate, to trial new ideas in their classrooms, to consolidate the resulting successes into their professional practices, it has no value. And, the results of this workshop were compelling in this regard. This is what we, as directors, aspire to when we consider how best to provide substantive professional development hours, faculty engagement rather than endurance or resistance. The advice and practical suggestions that accompanied Joan’s research findings are being put directly into practice in our classrooms, rather than gathering dust on a shelf. Our faculty moves forward in understanding and in practice. This is the ultimate accolade to a presenter and, in this case, a tribute to Joan’s expertise and understanding of how teachers can teach so that children have optimal opportunities to learn and her ability to convey her recommendations engagingly.”

– From an early education director & regional coordinator in Greenwich, CT

It’s easy to start the Abound School+Family Partnership in your school.
Please email or fill out the form below and we’ll help you get started!